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Make a holiday apartment in Benicarlo your home away from home

For an understated and classically Mediterranean getaway you could browse HomeAway’s choice of holiday apartments in Benicarlo. It’s a town within a region known for its agriculture, nature and traditional fishing villages. Visiting a holiday home in Benicarlo you can enjoy great food, sublime sandy beaches and choose from a catalogue of places to visit, from action-packed theme parks to areas of unspoiled natural splendour. Benicarlo holiday apartments are devised to match the requirements of families, especially those who are seeking a little indulgence; private pools are offered by many rentals, alongside all the comforts, connectivity and functionality you’d expect from a 21st Century home.

Things to do

-Beaches. In the Benicarlo area there are three sandy beaches – Mar Xica, Morongo and Gurugu. At more than a kilometre in length Mar Xica is the largest, and is also equipped with excellent services and facilities. In contrast, Gurugu is an 800-metre beach that is off the beaten track and unfrequented, even in the middle of the summer. Morrongo meanwhile is consistently awarded Blue Flag status for its superb amenities and cleanliness, and is close to Benicarlo’s restaurants and shops.

-Local heritage. Benicarlo was originally a Moorish town, and the layout from this time has been preserved to the present day. There are plenty of surprising little historical flourishes on the streets here, not least the coats of arms that still adorn many of the old stone buildings. The most attractive monuments in the town are the churches, mostly in the Baroque style. St. Bartholomew, with its octagonal bell-tower is a fantastic example.

-Nature. There’s a wonderful variety of terrain surrounding Benicarlo, from rocky limestone hills to the Ebre River Delta, home to wetlands. A little way north, the Serra del Montsia, with its craggy peaks and olive groves on its lower slopes, is a fabulous place for a walk. If you hold an interest in birdlife then the Ebre Delta is the place to go, with 95 species of breeding birds, and more than 300 overwintering species.

-Food and drink. What makes the cuisine of this area so exciting is its coastal location, combined with the rich fertility of the local soils. The town is surrounded by citrus orchards, and is close to one of Spain’s best-known rice-growing regions. It’s natural that rice-based seafood dishes like paella and black rice (sautéed squid or cuttlefish) are favourites here. Also keep an eye out for local artichokes, which have even earned designation of origin for their high quality.

-Day trips. The cities of Valencia and Tarragona are both moderate drives away. Valencia has some astounding modern architecture at the recent City of Arts and Science complex. In the other direction, Tarragona is celebrated for its history and was even the centre of the Roman empire for a short time. Outside Reus, families should be sure not to miss Port Aventura, possibly Spain’s top theme park.

Weather in Benicarlo

If you’re holidaying at Benicarlo self-catering accommodation in the summer, then it pays to pack for warm, sunny weather. Any time between May and October you can expect conditions that would be considered hot in the UK. By July and August daily highs regularly climb to the low-30s, and rain takes place only in short bursts. The remainder of the year gets pleasantly warm and mild weather, with more by way of rain. On a normal day in December for example, temperatures will peak in the mid-teens, and stay above freezing at night.

Travel to Benicarlo

Benicarlo lies between Barcelona and Valencia on the Mediterranean coast. Possibly the most convenient airport for Benicarlo holiday homes is Reus (REU), 120 kilometres northeast of the town. This destination gets a lot of traffic from the UK, particularly in the summer, when there are plenty of low-cost airlines serving Reus. By car, you can simply join the AP-7 toll road, for a journey that shouldn’t take more than an hour. There’s also a train station in Benicarlo, with links to both Valencia and Barcelona.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (16 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Multiple rentals Apartment #6050492
    16
    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (25 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 8
      House #6609026
      25
      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Multiple rentals Apartment #6050492
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        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Apartment #484293
          3
          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (29 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #525006
            29
            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              Chalet #1325825a
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #6942474
                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #8090734
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Villa #6702174
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (22 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Apartment #6051647
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                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #6727377
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                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #6715920
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Condo #6779025
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (7 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Apartment #6308650
                              7
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Apartment #464026
                                2
                                Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #464026
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                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Villa #1734186
                                    4
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (20 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #6082908
                                      20
                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #2389255
                                        14
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 12 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Villa #6777880
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            House #2388531
                                            2
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #6952636
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                House #2549662
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  House #6683437
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                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Farmhouse #2616349
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #2531377
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #2531470
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Apartment #856868a
                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                            Villa #8084883
                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #1696703
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • Studio
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Mas #1366346a
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Farmhouse #2616350
                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #1545743a
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #2616351
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Apartment #6574152
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                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #2585867
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Boat #4301741
                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                              Chalet #2486044
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #1393486a
                                                                                1
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Chalet #2486068
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #1530791a
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #6061816
                                                                                      20
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #6124593
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (22 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          House #757502
                                                                                          22
                                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                                            £4
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #6440392
                                                                                            8
                                                                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #6611590
                                                                                              10
                                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                House #1393482a
                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #1444044a
                                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    House #6259657
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Villa #2468200
                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Well situated with easy access to most amenities

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Our second stay at these holiday flats with pleasant outlook, quiet and well equipped.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      A great apartment!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I would like to say a big thank you to Belinda and her husband for the warmest welcome! The apartment is fabulous. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a separate kitchen with a small balcony. Air conditioning and a place to park a car in a garage were great features, too! We enjoyed our stay very much, as the place was nice and clean and what's more, at our arrival we found a welcome drinks in the fridge! A great advantage is that you can walk by foot practically everywhere you'll need or want. The apartment is located 10 minutes away from the beach, 2 minutes away from two supermarkets and 10 minutes away from the center of the town. Despite some difficulties in communication (I don't speak Spanish and Belinda doesn't speak English), me and my family had a wonderful holiday in this nice apartment! I definitely recommend this place, if you are planning a trip to Benicarlo!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016